Porsche Global Sales up 6.8 percent in October [table] image

Porsche AG on Wednesday announced that has already delivered more than 100, 000 vehicles for the full year. In October, the maker of the iconic 911 has delivered 9,419 vehicles worldwide – 6.8 percent more than the same month the previous year.

In addition, the Germans had reported 100,391 new cars sold for the first ten month – 28.2 per cent more compared with the same period the year before.

“With the benefit of outstanding products and in partnership with our dealer organisation, we have already managed to deliver more than 100,000 vehicles” said Bernhard Maier, Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

“That means that notwithstanding the change of model with the 911 we are in all probability heading for a new best ever performance for customer deliveries in 2011.”

Worldwide, the bestseller remains the Cayenne with almost 5.200 models sold a good fifth more than in the previous month. From the beginning of the year, the German SUV has been delivered to 50,600 customers worldwide – up 63 percent. Only 3,500 were hybrids.

Last week the Stuttgart based automaker said nine-month profit rose 25 percent on demand for the Cayenne SUV.

Porsche made €1.5bn in operating profit during the first nine months of this year, compared to €1.2bn in the prior year period.